Understanding The Issue Of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

If you have an infant with several teeth that have started to erupt, then you should start thinking about oral health right now. Specifically, dental decay can start to form in the baby teeth as soon as they are visible in the mouth, and the cavities from these teeth can actually work their way down and into the forming adult teeth. And, one specific issue that can cause the cavities is called baby bottle tooth decay. Read More 

Taking The Pain And Anxiety Out Of Going To The Dentist

If you have butterflies in the pit of your stomach when it is time to go to the dentist, you aren't alone by any means. Studies show that some 60 percent of people have some nerves and anxiety surrounding going to the dentist, while about 10 percent of people have dental phobias. The main reason that people have problems with the dentist is that they associate these visits with potential pain and discomfort. Read More 

Sedation Dentistry: Not Just For Those With Dental Fears!

Many people think of sedation dentistry as something that's reserved for people who have dental office fears or anxiety. However, sedation dentistry is beneficial for far more than just helping people overcome fear in order to seek dental procedures. Here are a few reasons why you should consider sedation dentistry even if you don't have a dental phobia. Pain Won't Be A Problem One of the benefits of sedation for your dental procedures is the fact that it will help you get through the procedure without discomfort and pain. Read More 

Signs You Need to Have Your Teeth Cleaned

It is important to see your dentist when they tell you they want to see you next. They will give you a date for your next visit because this is how long they feel you can go between visits while still maintaining healthy teeth. If your dentist tells you they want to see you again in six months and you show up for your next visit in three years, then a lot of damage can happen to your teeth in that period, and instead of a regular exam, they may end up setting you up for fillings or even tooth extractions. Read More 

Reasons Your Gums Might Bleeding While Wearing Braces

If you wear braces, effectively brushing and flossing your teeth may be challenging. Because of this, you may overzealously brush or improperly floss. This can cause minor gum bleeding -- however, your gums should not bleed profusely. If you bleed heavily from your gums, your orthodontist may need to examine you to determine why. You may have a bracket or wire poking into your gum tissue, or there may be other reasons. Read More